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>> why colorado is harvesting hemp. captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: channeling his inner reagan. >> peace through strength. >> peace through strength. >> pelley: trump lays out his foreign policy and draws fire from clinton. also tonight, a public backlash delays mosquito spraying as the zika virus spreads. apple rolls out a new iphone. why hard core apple fans are i- rate. and a world war ii veteran wins her final battle. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. s >> pelley: 62 days now before the election.
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would do as commander-in-chief.i his foreign policy speech in i philadelphia was peppered with attacks on hillary clinton, but for the most part he stuck to the script and the teleprompter. here's major garrett. >> sometimes it seemed like there wasn't a country in the middle east that hillary clintot didn't want to invade, intervene in, or topple. she's trigger-happy and very unstable. >> reporter: donald trump's indictmentf hi pinned the former secretary of state for every problem in theet middle east, citing her supporte for the iraq war and the overthrow of libyan dictator moammar qaddafi, actions trump supported at the time. >> the current strategy of toppling regimes with no plan for what to do the day after only produces power vacuums thas are filled simply by terroristsr >> reporter: trump promised tot: pull back from nation buildingnb
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november--mb >> i know more about isis than the generals, do believe me. >> reporter: --trump said he would be listening to military brass. >> immediately after taking office, i will ask my generals to present to me a plan within 30 days to defeat and destroy isis. >> reporter: trump also called for a new wave of defense spending to increase the size of the army to 540,000, add 12 marine corps battalions, increase the navy fleet and the number of air force fighter jets. trump also said he would beef up cyber defenses and took a shot at the vulnerabilities of clinton's private, unsecured e- mail server. >> hillary clinton has taught us really how vulnerable we are in cyber hacking. [applause] that's probably the only thing that we've learned from hillary clinton. [laughter] >> reporter: trump offered few specifics on paying for all
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federal workforce andto eliminating defense contracts. these are old ideas to produce limited success or savings for presidents of both parties. >> pelley: major, thank you. nancy cordes is covering the clinton campaign. nancy? >> reporter: scott, the clinton campaign hasn't gone after the substance of trump's speech yet, but they did say the names he called clinton had a school yard "i know you are, but what am i" quality. in a statement, ?when she lays out a thoughtful speech laying out why he's unfit to be commander-in-chief, he calls her unhinged." they also pointed out the dallas morning news, the first time this paper had backed a democrat in 75 years. the paper's editorial board said trump's serial shifts on fundamental issues reveal a astounding absence of preparedness while clinton is "the candidate more likely to keep our nation safe." now, it's unlikely that a red state like texas is going to go for the democrat any time soon,r
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en scott, in clinton's speeches and possibly in her ads this fall. >> pelley: nancy cordes in washington. nancy, thank you. congress is still battling over emergency funding for the fight against zika.t in the house today, florida congressman david jolly held up a canister of mosquitoes. they were not carrying the virus, but he said they could be. mosquito spraying in miami beach planned for tomorrow was put off until friday after a public protest. david begnaud is >> reporter: it started as a chant outside miami beach city hall. inside it turned into an outcry. >> the plane went over my house 11 times. >> reporter: this woman says she lives in the zika zone of wynwood where the insecticide naled was used for weeks in early august. >> my tongue for four hours felt so tight and shaky i was about to go to the emergency room. e
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>> and in miami-dade county, folks, folks... >> reporter: the miami-dade county mayor, carlos gimenez, who ordered the spraying, told the crowd public health experts have assured him the amount of naled used is harmless to humans and has proven effective in wynwood at reducing the mosquito population. >> we cannot just pick and choose where to there is a science to this. >> reporter: many people in the> crowd shouted they didn't believe the science that shows risk of delivering babies with microcephaly. >> you don't believe there's a link. the problem is what if you're wrong? >> reporter: dr. christine curry is an ob-gyn, who has deliveredw a baby with microcephaly, and spoke directly to the crowd. >> zika is real, and while we don't understand it fully, that is not a reason to dismiss its impact. >> reporter: so the aerial spraying starts friday morning m
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they'll do it again on sunday s and then two sundays after that. scott, one man who lives here is miami beach sent me a tweet thit afternoon saying, based on what i heard today, i'm going to pacg up my family and head out of town for a month. >> pelley: david begnaud reporting from miami. thank you, david. what was hurricane newton killed at least four people on mexico's baja peninsula, at least two drowned yesterday when a shrimpp boat capsized in the gulf of california. the storm took down trees and knocked out power in cabo san lucas. tonight newton is just a tropical storm dumping rain on arizona and new mexico. today in southeast asia president obama promised $90 million to help laos clear h millions of unexploded american bombs that were dropped decadesm during vietnam, the u.s. dropped more explosives on laos than it did on germany and japan combined in world war ii.
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>> reporter: phong manithong was maimed and blinded when he was just 16 years old. a friend gave him what looked like a toy ball. it was a bomb that exploded in his hands. >> i feel lots of pain in my body. i feel like i was on fire. >> reporter: phong's devastating injuries came from american years ago.a during the war in neighboring vietnam, u.s. warplanesh unleashed 270 million cluster bombs on laos to cut off enemy supply lines. 80 million of them did not explode. m there have been more than 20,000 casualties since the war ended. today president obama was surrounded by prosthetic limbs
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or >> we see the victims of bombs from decisions made a century ago. t we're reminded that wars always carry tremendous costs. >> reporter: clearing the unexploded munitions is painstakingly slow. at the current rate it would take 50 years to remove all of r the tiny bombs. >> there's lots of contamination in the area. >> reporter: simon rea of mines advisory group said president obama's pledge of $90 milliont will help speed up the removal. >> i think with the announcemenn of the additional funding, that will please a lot of lao people. they will understand the americans are committed >> reporter: remarkably, phong is not bitter toward the country responsible for his injuries. nj >> i forgive i forgive everyone, because anger doesn't give you any good thing. a >> reporter: scott, presidentot obama said the u.s. has a moral obligation to help the many victims, but he did not apologize. >> pelley: margaret brennan, margaret, thank you. of course, we have our own victims of war here in america. there were headlines, recently
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himself to death outside a v.a. hospital in northport, new york. suicides by vets happen on average 20 times a day.s tonight jim axelrod has a remarkable story about an organization that is helping to rescue vets in distress. >> reporter: after two tours in iraq, after trying to drink himself past the demons that darkened his mind, and after aer second member of his old platoon committed suicid f lesnefsky got help.y in his therapist's office he can finally talk about his post- traumatic stress. >> i feel like it's not going to end. >> reporter: instead of being haunted by it. >> that tension across my chest. i was immobilized. it's like being frozen. just watching time pass. it's crazy. >> reporter: lesnefsky, a retired army staff sergeant, hit his own bottom and contemplated taking his own life.
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once, don't... they're killing us over there, and they're still killing us here. the guy told me, don't let it happen. don't give them thatdo satisfaction and let them know >> reporter: in 2014, he found help in headstrong, a non-profi- whose mission is helping any vet who needs it deal with their hidden wounds. no cost, no problem. now lesnefsky is leading by example, a very public example, the tentative steps toward e healing first taken in therapy have turned into strong, purposeful strides, sharing his struggle with the 20 million followers of the popular blog "humans of new york."or >> there is an old man fishing in the same spot every single
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drops a bomb behind him. i was just honored the human now i've come to a place that the human body is shredded and s blown to bits, and it just wasn't me. i used to be jokey. i used to be goofy. i was frank from north scranton. i know i won't be that again. >> reporter: so far more than a dozen stories have been published. we asked a few of the bloggers to read what they posted, like platoon commander chris wilson, who described the burden of wartime leadership that's still with him even after the shooting has stopped. >> you don't do your job, people will die, over and over. people will die if i mess up. nine of my guys died. it's been extremely hard to forgive myself. >> reporter: others like army combat medic jenny pacanowski described the battle they foughy once they arrived back home. >> for a long time after i got>> back, i isolated myself in a cabin and drank all the time. then at one point i decided that i was going to try everything
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nothing worked, i was going to w kill myself. god, this is harder to talk about than bombs. >> these folks are just as courageous as folks who do something physically daunting on the battlefield because they are bearing their physical wounds in order to help a broader community and save lives. >> reporter: headstrong's executive director retiredad marine captain zachary iscol teamed up with brandon stanton,p the creator of "humans of new york," to get the word out: recovery is possible, but you have to ask for help.e, >> to sit there and watch somebody be vulnerable andra possibly read their story and say, you know what, i'm goingug through that, too, but i'm not talking about it, and i need to. >> it took a lot of therapy to relieve this type of self- torment. therapy is the only reason i can talk about these things today.ho now i can own it. i can say, this is who i am. this is what i've been through. >> reporter: you mean there is
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i can tell there is a way out there. is a way to get better. why not take it? >> reporter: when you are fighting a battle where the wounds are invisible... >> i'm being consumed by that feeling. >> reporter: true courage is letting others see them. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> pelley: help is available. coming up next on the "cbsn evening news," a final victory for a world war iiet and the government said a college didn't make the grade, so 40,000 students are forced to drop i lost my sight in a.
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i.t.t. technical institute nursing students came to the merrillville, indiana, campus to find answers, instead they found locked doors, three months from graduation. candace nickens. >> you're right at the finish line. you're planning parties. you're ready. and then you're like,, no it's not happening. >> reporter: lequisha henning. >> i'm really struggling to be a mom and do it all and to be able to be a fall-time student. all of that cannot go to waste. report thousands of students were notified by e-mail. i.t.t. has more than 138 campuses in 30 states. authorities have beents investigating the school for leaving students with more debt than job prospects. least month the department of education banned i.t.t. from enrolling new students who received federal aid. that turned out to be the death sentence since 80% of i.t.t. students depend on that aid. i.t.t. is one of a handful of
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of under intense scrutiny in the last year. missouri senator claire mccaskill.nato >> they were not getting the job done. they were not producing graduates. they were not producing job- ready graduates. >> reporter: but for the indiana students, it was a soul-crushing decision. >> our dream is to be nurses. that's it and that's all. like we want to help people,nt genuinely want to help people,re and they're not allowing us to. >> reporter: i.t.t. calls this l lawless execution caused by the department of education. students can now either appl r have their federal loans forgiven or, scott, they can tr, to have those credits transferred to another school. s >> pelley: don dahler, thanks.el up next, the new iphone. apple takes an ax to the jacks. this is humira. this is humira helping to relieve my pain and protect my joints from further damage. this is humira helping me go further.
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missing, the headphone jack and the magic. apple stock was flat as a tablet today, so we asked john blackstone whether apple was losing appeal. >> reporter: at apple's annual launch of new product, the superlatives always flow.ow >> it's the best iphone that we have ever created. >> reporter: introducing the iphone 7 today, c.e.o. tim cook gushed over the success ofce apple's flagship product. >> we've now sold over a billion [applause] this makes iphone the bestselling product of its kind in the history of the world. >> reporter: but this past year for the first time, apple sold fewer iphones than the year before, with revenue dropping 27%. apple's counting on new features added to iphone 7 to bring buyers back. scott stein, senior editor, cnet. >> i think there were a lot of upgrades people wanted to see
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that sounds immediately exciting. i don't know if you necessarily take the plunge to go into theme if you have a previous phone.. >> reporter: the price remainsth the same, $649. these are expensive products. e >> they're very expensive. i think you want the hang on to them for a number of years. >> reporter: to prevent sticker shock, cook talked up the $32 a month lease plan that lets getae users get the latest iphoneh directly from apple every year. i >> reporter: tech analyst horace dedieu. >> but it's a very reliable model. that's one way to think about apple. you won't be waiting for a big hit every few years. >> reporter: some users worry what is not on the iphone, the little hole in the bottom to plug in the familiar earphone jack is gone. earphones will now use apple's lightning connector or for $159o apple will sell you wireless earphones. >> pelley: john blackstone,
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>> pelley: we end tonight with a long overdue honor for a veteran of world war ii. elaine harmon of maryland who died last year at the age of 95 r america's premier military cemetery after winning one final battle. here's david martin. [taps playing] >> reporter: it took an act of>> congress for elaine harmon's ashes to be allowed into arlington national cemetery,n even though she was a member of the women's air force service pilots during world war ii. >> my grandmother and the other members of the wasps were the
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united states military. >> reporter: erin miller was proud of her grandmother's service training the men who went into combat. >> my grandmother's last wishes were to have her ashes interred at arlington national cemetery. >> reporter: but service in the wasps did not qualify for entry into arlington, so she had toy store her grandmother's ashes in a closet.r that's not a very dignifiedet. resting place. >> no, it certainly is not a very dignified resting place, but we didn't really know what else to do. >> what's going on? >> reporter:gr martha mcsally, one of the first women to fly combat aircraft, introduced a bill to allow wasps into arlington. >> the fact they were told they couldn't had them thinking this is one last slap in the face. we thought sexism was over, and there was this one last element of not being treated fairly.e >> reporter: mcsally's bill was passed and signed into life in five months, the speed of light in politically gridlocked washington.
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>> that's pretty intense. this is so important and sond meaningful to her that this was made right for her grandmother g that she chose to memorialize it in that way. >> reporter: elaine harmon's ashes came off the shelf and were transferred by erin and her mother enter a hand-carved urn. only 100 wasps ashes came off the shelf. n and now eligible to go into only 100 wasps are still alive and now eligible to go into arlington. >> we wanted to make this assi righas >> reporter: a year and a half after she passed away at 95, elaine harmon was granted her last wish, and with it an honors she hadn't asked for, a flyover by world war ii vintage planes. david martin, cbs news, arlington national cemetery. >> pelley: and that is the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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a disturbing case of child abuse in longmont. a mother and father are under arrest after their son went to the hospital. >> she blind and has autism. he weighed just 88 pounds. a good thing authorities stepped in when they did. >> reporter: you can definitely say that. according to court documents, the teen was so malnourished when he was brought in, that he was near death. a judge is advised david hall of his charges this afternoon here at the boulder county jail. investigators say hall and his wife claim they thought they had their -- their son, rather, just


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